Cheeseburger Mushrooms

March 16, 2016   16 Comments

I am pretty sure I have never featured a recipe with the title “cheeseburger” before.

Cheeseburger Mushrooms

Why? I haven’t found a recipe that approached healthy. This take on "cheeseburger" is different because we are using mushrooms and a little bit of beef to get a tasty cheeseburger bite.

This isn’t your 1/2 pound double cheeseburger with bacon, mayo, and barbecue sauce.

My family ate these for dinner happily - though my husband renamed them "dirt burgers". They are not attractive without the tomatoes.

Don’t be afraid of mushrooms because of the dirt. I learned a new method of washing them that makes it go fast. Simply fill a bowl with cold water, dunk the mushrooms, and swish them around until the dirt falls off. Place them on paper towels and dry them and you are good to go. I used to wipe them individually and I have found that isn’t necessary.

Buying a ¼ pound of beef is next to impossible unless you have a butcher. I bought a pound and then froze the rest for another recipe.

Have you made cheeseburger mushrooms?

Cheeseburger Mushrooms Recipe

1.6 from 21 reviews

Makes 15-20 mushrooms

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2 pounds Cremini or Baby Bella mushrooms
¼ pound ground beef
¼ avocado
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
dash of cayenne
3 thin slices cheddar cheese

1 large tomato sliced
6 basil leaves


Heat oven to 350 F. Wash the mushrooms in a large bowl of water, dunking them until the dirt is off. Dry with paper towels. Remove mushroom stems and chop half of them (discard the other half or save for another purpose). Mix in a medium bowl with beef, avocado, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and cayenne.

Place mushroom caps on a rimmed baking sheet. Place beef mixture in each cap and top with a small slice of cheddar cheese. Bake for 20 minutes. Top with tomato slice and basil leaf and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

One mushroom is 50 calories, 2.3 g fat, 1.1 g saturated fat, 3.4 g carbohydrates, 1.2 g sugar, 4.5 g protein, 1.1 g fiber, 41 mg sodium, 1 SmartPt

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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Am I reading that right, that you don't have to pre-brown the beef -- just mix it with the avocado, etc & put it in the oven to bake? That would be super convenient.

These look great - thank you for the idea! Just watched "In Defense of Food" again last night...& these definitely qualify as real food :-)

They sound good but I am thinking that if this is your main course most folks will want to eat about 8 of these. Hmmm, over 18 grams of of fat and 400 calories. I don't think this is for me.

I do this with portobello mushrooms. I use soy crumbles because I don't eat meat. But I mix a little bit of ketchup, mustard, and relish with my crumbles. Top or mix with cheese depending if I want it all through the mixture or on top. And top with lettuce, tomato, and pickle. So good!

These sound really good but I would use as a appetizer not a main meal being it the sat.fat would really add up. I have to watch my sat.fat because of my triglycerides.

YUM ! Can't wait to try these- I'll use Beyond Meat- a pea protien meat substitute that my husband ( a meat eater) says he'll eat anytime!!

What a clever idea! I'll try these soon as a party nibble.

I like this idea, too, but will substitute ground venison, as it is a leaner meat. We don't buy any ground beef, anymore.

That looks delicious.

YUM ! Can't wait to try these- I'll use Beyond Meat- a pea protien meat substitute that my husband ( a meat eater) says he'll eat anytime!!

I’m drooling! Love cheese Burger, so creative.

Wow, gorgeous photos and amazing looking cheeseburger mushrooms which are better than hamburgers from McDonald's. Definitely try your recipe next week! Thanks a lot for unique recipe Lisa!

In a large bowl, toss mushroom caps with oil and season with salt. On a parchment lined baking sheet, place the mushrooms stem side up. Place your tiny burgers in the wells of the mushroom caps and bake for 20 minutes. Take the baking sheet out of the oven and place slices of cheddar on burgers.

Snack Girl, Thanks for the recipe. Delicious!

Snack Girl, Delicious! I wonder, but a lot of calories?

YUM ! Can't wait to try these- I'll use Beyond Meat- a pea protien meat substitute that my husband ( a meat eater) says he'll eat anytime!!

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